Large Oil Painting Sailing Steam Ship Orinoco By Salvatore Colacicco
- 1 Fine Work of Art Large Oil Painting Marine Sailing Steam Mail Ship Orinoco By Salvatore Colacicco.
- Subject seascape marine portrait of the famous known steam sailing ship Orinoco, in full side profile view on the high seas, steaming along relative choppy high seas, you can see smoke billowing out of the funnel, you can see the rigging and all of the sails. Having 3 masts, you can see figures on deck to the bow and stern and lifeboats along the side, at the stern you can see the Union Jack flag, also above at the top of the middle mast is another flag flying high. You can also see the name of the ship on the bow Orinoco. In the foreground to the lower left is a buoy floating and seagulls are flying by it. to the lower right is the ships longboat with figures of sailors rowing towards the wooden pier, further back above is another sailing ship with views of the entrance to the Spanish harbour and old fort and mountain on the shoreline. To the left in the distance is a tall 3 masted ship along with a further ship to the right. With a mix of blue and grey skys overhead.
- Title Orinoco entering Spanish Harbour.
- Oil on wood panel.
- Circa late 20th century.
- Set in a beautiful decorative gilt frame.
- Signed by the known artist Salvatore Colacicco bottom left.
- Salvatore Colacicco is a Postwar & Contemporary painter .
Artist biography Salvatore Colacicco is a world-renowned marine artist who was born in 1935 in Bellagio, near Lake Como and studied at Brera Academy, Milan. He is ia postwar and contemporary artist. He has been living in England for over thirty years.
- Nearly all Salvatore Colacicco's paintings during that time have been exported to the United States and sold through Tonkins of Nantucket Island. These now adorn the walls of many a Board Room and Directors Office throughout the States.
- Salvatore Colacicco's style of painting very much reminds one of marine artists throughout the 19th century with an obvious Italian feel.
Among Colacicco's achievements were 26 panels illustrating the history and development of the paddle steamer, (of which he had made a special study of those used on the Italian Lakes), painted for the Russell Cotes Museum in Bournemouth
- Salvatore Colacicco's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging up to 5,098 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 2000 the record price for this artist at auction is 5,098 USD for The American ships Ontario and Liberty both depicted off Naples (one illustrated), sold at Christie's South Kensington in 2010. Ref sources mutualart, sellingantiques & Christies.
- Name ORINOCO official number 91972 Flag GBR year built 1886 Date launched 13/09/1886. Vessel type Passenger / Cargo Steel Screw Steamer 3 masts
Builder Caird & Company, Greenock. Yard no 244, tonnage 4581 grt, 2463 nrt. Length 409.7ft Breadth 45.0 ft Depth Draft 33.4ft. Engine builder Caird & Company, Greenock. Engine detail T3cyl 870nhp 5800ihp 14½kn, 1-screw. First owner Royal Mail Steam Packet Co Ltd, London First port of register London. Registration date 18/11/1886.
- Vessel history 1st steel vessel to be built for RMSPCo; for Southampton-West Indies service. It was intended to launch the ORINOCO on 2 September but she stuck on the ways. Despite much screw pushing and hammering rams she refused to budge. It was believed the grease and soap had hardened since being applied and had to be replaced for the eventual launch. 21/11/1906 collided with Norddeutscher Lloyd's KAISER WILHELM DER GROSSE off Cherbourg, 4 passengers on the German vessel were killed, and three crew of ORINOCO lost when a lifeboat capsized.
- End year 1909 Fate / Status Broken Up 05/11/1909 Disposal detail
5/11/1909 arrived Bo'ness from Southampton in tow of tug OCEANA for demolition by Forth Shipbreakers Co Ltd at their Bridgeness yard; 13/11 beached 30/6/1910 the part-demolished ORINOCO caught fire and heavily damaged. Ref source Clydeships.
- An exceptional sought after collectible artwork.
- Such a delightful scene to the eye a great conversation piece.
- Highly sought after due to the collectible nature of subject marine matter such elaborate detail.
- With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home wall display.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- Front painting surface in good order. Having some foxing staining in places. Set in fine gilt frame which has general wear, scuffs, stains some minor chips commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate
Depth thickness of frame (4cm)